Today I took a 21 mo. old "library goer" to the Cedar Rapids Public Library for the library's "Twenty fun-filled minutes of tiny tales & tunes in interactive fashion for little library-goers!" Thanks to Karla - the CRPL leader of the session, Mr. PEB had a delightful time.
The theme was the color ORANGE - Karla read two delightful stories to the group of PRE-K attendees.
http://www.ayles.com/themitten2.html. Notice the orange flowers that are beside Rover's doghouse. The shaggy white dog, with brown ears. Orange flowers -- and animals abound.
An orange flower on the hat... Make hats or find some inexpensive hats to decorate with a large orange flower.
Several tie-ins to the concept of orange (adapted here from the CRPL session)
Note that many versions of these rattles can be found on the Internet but they use beans, or rice, or other similar things that would create a rattle when shaken - but I would be fearful that if the seal broke or even if taped with duct tape, that the seam would come apart and the beans or rice would come out. Thus, the jingle bell is a better option, in my opinion. Even if the eggs comes apart for any reason, the bell is still safe for young shakers.
I think the smile on Mr. PEB's face says it all -- a great session at the Cedar Rapids Public Library - Thanks Karla